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Is It Ok to Use Larger Oil Filters?

Posted by Chukwuebuka Obijiofor on

Is It Ok to Use Larger Oil Filters?

(Dear Mr Parts) QUESTION: I found a larger oil filter for my car with the same exact specifications, except for the length. The larger one is about 1.5 inches longer. With the extra size and more oil capacity, is there any reason not to use the larger one? My car usually takes a Purolator PSL14670. The bigger one is a PSL30001. Thanks   ANSWER:   We don't really recommend it. There's never anything wrong with the filter that comes with the car; it's designed to do the job. But with a larger filter, where everything else is equal, you'll filter...

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Why The Obsession With 20W50 Engine Oil?

Posted by Auto Surgeons on

Why The Obsession With 20W50 Engine Oil?

Stop destroying your engines with cheap and unsuitable engine oils. Always buy the recommended oil for your ride...

 

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Car care calendar - Pt2

Posted by Chukwuebuka Obijiofor on

Car care calendar - Pt2

Changing old myths about when to change your oilMotor oils have come a long way. Full synthetics share the auto parts store shelves with conventional oils, and there are more viscosity ratings than you can shake a dipstick at. And even though the overriding principles remain the same, the technology behind engine performance and management has come a long way as well. As lubricants and vehicles have evolved, so too has the wisdom around oil change intervals. Long gone is the recommendation to change your oil every 3,000 miles. In looking at 2014 models, most automakers specify oil changes at...

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Car care calendar - Pt1

Posted by Chukwuebuka Obijiofor on

Car care calendar - Pt1

Maintenance required Automotive technology has advanced at warp speed in recent years. But no matter how complex our cars have become, they still need regular service to keep them running safely and efficiently, and at full power. That means carefully maintaining motor oil and other fluids, items such as hoses and filters and tires. Is your car maintenance schedule manual or automatic?When it comes to scheduling car maintenance service appointments, the first and most important rule is to reference your owner’s manual. Stick to the manufacturer’s recommendations for which services to perform and when, and follow the car maintenance schedule for...

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